In 2006–07, the department adapted its human resource management information system (CHRIS) to allow managers to record online the performance assessment ratings of their staff. The change has resulted in a small efficiency gain in administration, and provided an efficient mechanism for monitoring the appraisal process and performance results across the department.
The department began two projects involving its financial management information system in 2007:
- a complete review of the asset management module to determine the best way for the department to meet its responsibilities in asset management
- the integration of the financial management information system with the new requirements of AusTender (the Australian Government’s online procurement and tendering system).
The department aims to upgrade to the new version of Finance One by the end of 2007.